printed in Motorcycle R.A.G. summer issue 2012 by Joe Stormin’ Norman The riding season has been a slow start for me due to a personal injury so my food adventures haven’t taken me too far from home but as they say some of the greatest things to do and see are in your own back yard.  So let me tell you about a couple that I have discovered. Attention all BIG BOY EATERS like me!!!    Kickstand Bar & Grill in Camp Lake, WI may be off of the beaten path in a little one horse town but the food options on a select menu offer big bite flavor.  It has an old school biker bar feel with great food and always ice cold drinks, which are both very affordable.  A large appetizer menu to start, I order  Cajun chicken tenders which were the perfect combination of blackened seasoning but the homemade chicken tenders were surprisingly juicy. Add a side order of special seasoned waffle fries; I could have eaten a pound of them if my body would have let me…  After my appetizers I took a deep breath to prepare myself for the special event.  The signature famous Kickstand’s Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich!  Now being from the east coast I have had my share of some of the best known Cheese Steaks in the world (Gino’s & Pat’s in PA) and this by comparison I have to say… is better.  The portion and quality of the meat, provolone cheese, grilled peppers, onions and mayo (which I wasn’t expecting) tasted so good…I ate it slowly so the flavor would last longer. Now here is a fact.  The restaurant down the road, took their cheese steak off the menu because it didn’t compare (and it’s staff and owners order lunch from Kickstands)…  I want to thank the father and son owners of Kickstand Bar & Grill, Ken and Steve for making me feel at home and a shout out to Kellie behind the bar!  Make Kickstand Bar & Grill a riding destination and come hungry. Being an Elvis nut, I love Memphis BBQ… Hell I just love BBQ and now there is a great place in Fox Lake, IL.   Mogies Bad Boy BBQ in Fox Lake has many unique appetizers and one of my all-time favorites are the Deep Fried Pickles!!   Mogies does a great job with two choices of this special treat, BBQ or regular and both are great!  And my prediction for a “New American Comfort Food” the Loaded Twisted Pipe.  A foot-long deep-fried hotdog wrapped in twisted fries and served with corn bread, BBQ baked beans and cheese.  I had a kick-ass slab of ribs and the best BBQ chicken I have ever had.  I don’t know how “Bad Boy” Ray does it?  I’m just glad he does.  Check out his weekly specials on the facing page.  There is so much to talk about the best I can do is convince you to stop by and try it yourself and tell Ray that Stormin’ sent you…  Every Wednesday evening Ray and his better half Kortnee host a fun bike night with a DJ, games and drink specials from the Dwight house and of course great BBQ. I want to personally thank Ray for helping me break up with Jenny Craig and enjoying a finger-licking good lifestyle again. A big welcome to Rockin’ Robin, a great addition to our team, local rider and foodie who has some additional food places featured below and will be contributing to our web-site features regularly.   Go to the website and submit a review of one of your favorite food destination, for your chance to win Living to Ride… Riding to Eat Gear and lunch on us!  See you on the road. Ride safe and never ride hungry!
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